Xiaomi India today said it has sold 5 million Redmi Note 4 smartphones in last six months making it India’s No. 1 selling smartphone. It said the company achieved this number from 23 January to 23 July.
“We sold 5 million units of Redmi Note 4 within six months of launch (from 23rd January to 23rd July 2017),” wrote Manu Jain, Xiaomi’s VP and MD of India operations in a FaceBook post.
He further said it was the highest shipped smartphone in Q1 and Q2 2017, with 7.2% market share in Q2 2017.
“In fact, 1 in every 4 smartphone sold online was a Redmi Note 4 during Q2,” he added.
To celebrate this occasion, Xiaomi India has claimed to have created world’s largest grain mosaic art spread across an area of 6,000 square feet at Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi and 40,000 kilograms of food grains such as pulses, rice etc were obtained to create this mosaic.
“This will be used to feed 5 lakh hungry people on this Independence day! This is part of company’s initiative to give back to the community,” he writes in his post.
Three special Mi Fans came forward to support this cause – Boman Irani, Virender Sehwag and Mithali Raj (Captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team). Extremely thankful to them for supporting this wonderful effort.
“Mi Fans are at the core of our business. Thank you all for your love & support, and making Redmi Note 4 India’s No. 1 selling smartphone!,” wrote Jain.
The Redmi Note 4 is a 5.5 inch device with Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.4 GHz octacore processor and comes in 3 variants – 4GB/64GB, 3GB/32 GB and 2GB/32GB. The smartphone sports 13 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 went on sale on 23 January 2017 on Flipkart as well as company’s own website. Xiaomi, via a company statement said, the first sale of the phone witnessed 3 times more sales the Redmi 3S and 5 times more sales than its previously popular smartphone Redmi Note 3.
The company on January 24 had announced that it sold 2.5 lakh Redmi Note 4 smartphones within 10 minutes of flash sale.